Sep 17, 2007
This past weekend my little family and I went potato digging at our local CSA farm. It turned out to be a beautiful day! It was cool but sunny! The farm provided old work gloves that all of us, including Emma wore. When we first started, Emma wanted to dig too. After awhile though she got tired and was put in charge putting the harvested potatoes into the bucket. Here’s Emma & Aaron working together.
In all there were about 5 different varieties of potatoes harvested. They were anywhere from white to dark purple and ranged from large to very small. We were really surprised when the first type we harvested were about the size of my thumb! I guess that’s why they call them, ‘fingerling’ potatoes. I’m assuming you just leave them whole and don’t bother to peel them.
Emma held her first caterpillar! I was really surprised she let it crawl on her as I thought she’d be scared. It was such a cute moment!